What is Appreciative Inquiry?
Appreciative Inquiry techniques seek to build on the positive outcomes, successes, and highlights in a situation instead of focusing on how to counteract negative forces. Practitioners recognize that people are naturally predisposed to focus on things which are broken or inadequate, and they seek to combat this bias by intentionally pursuing possibilities that build on strengths. Appreciate Inquiry techniques are often used in problem solving and strategy meetings.
- The Generic Processes of Appreciative Inquiry ~ from the Center for Appreciative Inquiry
- Appreciative Interviews ~ from Liberating Structures